Category Archives: Ostomy

100 Miles For Cancer, Crohn’s, And Ulcerative Colitis

This fall the IIF’s own Brian Greenberg will be taking on yet another challenge despite his Crohn’s disease and ostomy. He’ll be completing a 70.3 half Ironman on October 2nd and then the New York City marathon on November 6th. This adds up to almost 100 miles of races in just … Read More

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Overcoming IBD by Phoenix Magazine

Brian Greenberg’s story with Crohn’s disease and living with an ostomy is a long one. Even longer than the 70.3 miles he completed in his half Ironman distance triathlon last year. Here is more of Brian’s story with IBD.  

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Spring Cleaning For Crohn’s & Colitis

It’s that time of year again, when you’d like to clean out your closet and neaten up the house. The IIF team would love for you to assist us with our Spring Clothing Drive to help patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. CareCycle will donate 20 cents per pound … Read More

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How Many Good Hours Are There In A Day For An IBD Patient

  It was the seventh day since I took my medication for my Crohn’s disease. I’m on a weekly injection of a biologic to keep my IBD at bay. Around the sixth day I start to see symptoms sneak back into my life and the quality of the days seem to get worse by … Read More

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Winter 2015 IBD Scholarship Recipients, Jim Grenn & Taryn Laho!

  The IIF has placed me one step closer in pursuing my goals despite suffering from Crohn’s disease. Since I was 12, I have regularly been visiting a gastroenterologist and have had my fair share of hospital stays. Because of that, I have decided to pursue a career in medicine.  Now … Read More

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We Will Beat IBD Podcast Episode 4 – Dating, Relationship and Intimacy with IBD and an Ostomy

We are happy to bring you episode 4 of the We Will Beat IBD podcast. If you haven’t listened to an episode yet, this is a great one to start with. Brian Greenberg is joined by Laura Cox who you might know from a Tosh.0 skit a few years back about … Read More

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Crossing the Finish Line with IBD

We all have goals in mind that we’d like to accomplish during our lives – a Bucket List. A few years ago I started to meet people who were triathletes. Hearing them talk about what it was like to swim, bike, and run then cross the finish line was captivating and … Read More

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70.3 for IBD – Great May, Waiting for the Same from June

As with many things in life, I expected ebbs and flows with my 70.3 for IBD half Ironman training. It wasn’t likely that I’d have a smooth 8+ months without any health problems. It would have been nice, of course, but it didn’t happens, which is why I’m trying to navigate … Read More

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What Inspires Me

A few weeks ago I started to think about what was behind my motivation to do 70.3 for IBD triathlon.  There are countless other ways I could spend my time – why this? I stewed on this, reflecting on my first two months of training and looking at all of the … Read More

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Lauren Lipsyc and the Intense Intestines Scholarship

After suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease for many years, I decided to take a chance and search the internet with the hope of finding other young people like myself that would understand my day-to-day life with an active chronic illness. Expecting a blog or two, I was shocked to find a … Read More

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FREE Intense Intestines Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop

The IIF team is excited to host our first Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop at Equinox of Greenwich on Saturday, November 8th.  We will continue our mission to help as many patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. Where: Equinox Club of Greenwich, 16 Old Track Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 Date: … Read More

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My First Complete Semester with Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach

I am proud and thankful to say that I have finally made it through an entire semester of college. No surgeries, no major flare-ups, no hospitalizations – just a normal old semester. Or at least as normal as a girl at college with Crohn’s and an ostomy can get. I got … Read More

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Opening Up About My Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach (IIF Scholarship Winner)

If I was asked to write a piece like this two years ago, I think my response to it would have been completely different, in fact, I am not sure I wouldhave even been able to answer the question at all. “How do I decide to tell people I have Crohn’s … Read More

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IBD Is Different For Everyone, Even In The Same Family.

As an IBD advocate I find myself talking about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis all the time.  Over the past few years I’ve been amazed at how many families have multiple members with an IBD.  My family has two members who are affected by Crohn’s disease.  Not only do I have … Read More

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Bob Baker Never Stays Quiet About His Ulcerative Colitis and Ostomy

Bob Baker is a true inspiration.  He’s battled ulcerative colitis for years, lives with an ostomy and also is a cancer survivor. Here is just a portion of his story, which he shared with the Intense Intestines Foundation for our Never Stay Quiet campaign. Never Stay Quiet! To help others with … Read More

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